Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
The first shots were fired at 11 a.m. on the 19th of July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours. When the battle was over, more than 5000 Australian soldiers had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner - more soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. What was the point of this bloody loss of life and terrible suffering? What did it achieve? And why, almost a century later, did the attention of the world once again turn to Fromelles?
Prize Winner CBCA 2012 shortlist
Carole Wilkinson’s best-selling Dragonkeeper series is loved by children all over the world and is available in more than 20 different editions. Her work has been lauded and awarded by teachers, librarians, booksellers and the most important judges of all — children. Carole’s previous Drum title, Black Snake, was a CBCA honour book.